Issued: 0530hrs Friday 26th September 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Dry north & east; generally warm
A large area of high pressure centred over Finland dominates northern Europe bringing plenty of dry weather to Scandinavia. An easterly wind affects the Baltic region and central Europe. A few showers possible for southern Norway and Denmark. A zone of showery rain for Germany, Belgium and the Alps, also central France. Some local heavy and thundery bursts possible by afternoon. Highs 17 to 22C. Thundery too for Bulgaria, northern Turkey and parts of the Balkans. Meanwhile Greece should stay mainly dry with just isolated showers. Dry for Hungary, warm at 24C. A few thunderstorms possible for southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Dry with sunshine for northern Italy, southern & western France. Fair weather too across Iberia. Hot in the south-west of Spain and Portugal, topping 30C.
Little change to the weather pattern with high pressure focused toward the north. Plenty of dry weather across the continent. A front pushes into Biscay, and may give rain for the far north-west of Iberia. Much of Spain and Portugal will stay dry and warm. Climbing above 25C in south-west France. A south-easterly airflow across central Europe brings plesantly warm temperatures of 20 to 23C. A few afternoon showers for Germany and the Alps. Thundery showers breaking out for southern Italy, the southern Balkans and mainland Greece. Dry for eastern Europe and the Baltic. A little rain may affect southern Norway and Denmark. 20C in southern Sweden.